What to Watch on Tuesday: Nasim Pedrad is Chad in TBS' new comedy of awkwardness
Plus, new episodes of Supergirl, This Is Us, and more.
HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 10:30 p.m. on TBS
For five years, Nasim Pedrad has tried to make Chad, her new TBS comedy in which she, a 39-year-old woman, plays the title character, an awkward 14-year-old boy who will do whatever it takes to fit in. Entering high school as the series begins, Chad navigates a new landscape, hoping to make friends with the popular kids while balancing an overly obliging best pal, a single (and dating) mother, a doting uncle, an unimpressed little sister, and a flair for the dramatic. "People passionately tried to talk me out of it," the Saturday Night Live veteran tells EW with a laugh. "I just thought it would be cool to tell a coming-of-age story where the teenager at the center of it wasn't a teenager, but an adult who is in on the joke. Because teenagers don't know what's so funny about being a teenager, whereas an adult could bring that perspective and specificity to the character. But at the same time, hopefully you just watch it and forget that it's me and buy that you're watching this completely flailing but deeply hopeful young man." —Derek Lawrence
Hear more on all of today's must-see picks, including a preview of tonight's Teen Mom OG, plus what The Resident star Malcolm-Jamal Warner is watching, in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.
What ELSE to Watch
Pooch Perfect — ABC
Teen Mom OG — MTV
Kenan — NBC
The Real Housewives of Dallas — Bravo
FBI — CBS
Soul of a Nation (season finale) — ABC
FBI: Most Wanted — CBS
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